Beauty and the Beast, the Disney musical which is still going strong on Broadway, will pay a three week visit to Washington, D.C., playing the Kennedy Center's Opera House April 24-May 13. Opening night is April 26.
Danyelle Bossardet and Grant Norman are Belle and the Beast in this production. Bossardet is well versed in the role of Belle; she played it in the Los Angeles company and in the second national tour of the show. Norman played another sort of beast, the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, on Broadway, in London and on the U.S. National tour.
Tickets are $20-$75. For more information, call (202) 467-4600.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast celebrated its seventh year on Broadway April 18. Currently situated at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, after years at the Palace, Beauty has played more than 2,800 performances. Beauty and the Beast, which opened at the Palace Theatre on April 18, 1994, was adapted from the popular animated Disney feature by the same name. It features songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton.